Eruptive activity continues on Kilauea’s east rift zone, as the two new breakouts that occurred on Tuesday morning are still quite active as surface flows. The northern branch is now flowing northward over the existing flow field, covering the area where the Thanksgiving day breakout occurred, while the eastern branch’s activity has retreated and shifted southeastward a bit. With this volume of lava evacuating Pu‘u ‘O‘o, the lava pond has dropped and gas emissions have increased, as an impressive plume rose from the vent.
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